A year after The Avengers triumphantly capped off the first Phase in Marvel Studios' master plan, and the inaugural movie of Phase Two, Iron Man 3, has already collected $307.7 million in international markets.
So, as that sequels rolls out Stateside in mere hours, Marvel is barbecuing up a hype-steak for its Phase Two movies, and even teasing a bit of Phase Three. That means new pieces of concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as info-nuggets regarding The Avengers 2 and Edgar Wright's Ant-Man.
Already the most intriguing movie in Marvel's Phase 2, Guardians of the Galaxy just keeps getting more interesting as casting progresses.
With production set to being in June for an August 1, 2014 release, the science-fiction adventure has found an actor to play the mysterious villain. That actor is none other than Lee Pace.
Phase 2 is continuing along without a hitch. Iron Man 3's about to hit theaters, Thor: The Dark World has a teaser poster, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now shooting.
But what of the only pre-The Avengers 2 Phase 2 movie that's not a sequel?
Guardians of the Galaxy is gearing up to start production in England this June, according to director James Gunn, who is offering new insight on how his film will be different from its Marvel brethren, the influence of Star Wars, the look and sound of Rocket Raccoon, and what makes Chris Pratt the man to play Peter Quill, leader of the Guardians.
Guardians of the Galaxy is getting Rookered.
Michael Rooker is joining the cast of Marvel Studios' Phase 2 non-sequel, which will be the most distinctly sci-fi of all its films so far.
With the probable addition of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy to her resume, it might just be safe to say that Zoe Saldana is partial to sci-fi adventures set in the far reaches of space.
Hey everybody, we've got a bumper crop of goodies from Marvel Studios' Phase 2.
These run from a featurette snippet focused on the first post-The Avengers effort, Iron Man 3, to a quartet of revealing pieces of concept art, and news on where The Avengers will actually shoot.
Director James Gunn and Marvel Studios have selected Dave Bautista to join the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy as Drax the Destroyer.
Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige is a third-degree black belt in the deadly art of offering vague yet exciting insights into the always eagerly-anticipated upcoming Marvel movies.
Today, he's talking up all the forthcoming films of Phase 2, especially Guardians of the Galaxy, which he says takes place almost exclusively in outer space and is much more of a standalone movie than fans might anticipate.
Well here's a slice of fried gold: Marvel Studios and director James Gunn have chosen Chris Pratt to star in the interstellar adventure Guardians of the Galaxy. Yes, that's right. Agent Bert Macklin is starring in a Marvel movie.
Opening in wide release on January 11th is the critically acclaimed film Zero Dark Thirty from Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, which tells the story of the hunt and assassination of Osama bin Laden. The film is already one of the front-runners in the upcoming Oscar race and features an amazing cast of actors that includes Jessica Chastain (The Help), Jason Clarke (Lawless), Kyle Chandler (Super 8), Jennifer Ehle (Contagion), Harold Perrineau (The Matrix Reloaded), Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), Mark Duplass (Your Sister's Sister), Joel Edgerton (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Chris Pratt (Moneyball), Scott Atkins (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning), John Barrowman (TV's Arrow), Frank Grillo (The Grey), Mark Valley (TV's Human Target), and James Gandolfini (Killing Them Softly).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jason Clarke to talk about his work on Zero Dark Thirty, which has placed him as a dark horse in the Oscar race for Best Supporting Actor. The Australian born actor discussed his critically acclaimed new film, how his brilliant yet short-lived TV series The Chicago Code helped him prepare for the role and even get cast in the project, his research into the CIA and their torture techniques, his character, how CIA operatives can get burned out on their work, the secrecy surrounding the movie's script, whether or not he got access to the screenplay before shooting, and the truth behind an unplanned moment in the film involving a monkey and ice cream.